Harald W. Potinecke advises companies on product liability and compliance, in particular in the context of introducing and implementing compliance management systems, which also includes implementing and organising global ombudsman and reporting systems. He has long-standing experience advising on comprehensive compliance risk assessments as well as on internal investigations. Harald is very experienced in dealing with the authorities who conduct investigations and has assisted numerous clients with responding to regulatory investigations. Corporate criminal and in particular anti-corruption law are there-fore part and parcel of his practice.
Harald also has an impressive product liability track record, having managed numerous German as well as Europe-wide product recalls, including many prominent cases. He mainly advises companies in the automotive, building material as well as plant construction and mechanical engineering industries.
Harald joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2006. In 2003, he was a foreign associate with Carter, Ledyard & Milburn in New York. Alongside his legal practice, he regularly trains staff in different industry sector in product liability and anti-corruption law.